Yuasa revved up for 2019 MotoGP success with Repsol Honda

Yuasa is revved up for another successful MotoGP season with reigning world champion Marc Marquez and new teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

Yuasa has said it is proud to continue its successful partnership with HRC Repsol Honda Team, five-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez and new teammate Jorge Lorenzo for the 2019 season.

Since becoming a major sponsor of HRC Repsol Honda for the 2013 MotoGP season, Yuasa has enjoyed unprecedented success.

Last year, Marquez and the team completed the triple crown by winning the drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ world championships.

With Yuasa’s backing, Marquez has won MotoGP titles riding for Repsol Honda since his debut in the sport, breaking a series of championship records along the way.

This year will see the Spaniard defend his crown and attempt to win his sixth MotoGP world championship – a feat that has only ever been achieved by two riders – and his campaign began well with a second place finish at the season opener in Qatar.

Lining up alongside Marquez is new team mate Jorge Lorenzo, who joins HRC Repsol Honda from Ducati.

With 11 years in MotoGP™ under his belt, 31-year-old Jorge, who is also from Spain, has won three MotoGP world championships and 47 races in the class.

90 per cent of manufacturers using Yuasa batteries

Yuasa has a long and successful partnership with Honda and is a major original equipment (OE) supplier to the manufacturer, along with most other major bike brands.

Over 90 per cent of bike manufacturers fit a Yuasa battery at the point of manufacture, which has led the company to become one the world’s largest.

James Hylton, managing director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd, commented: “We are excited to see what HRC Repsol Honda can achieve in 2019.

“Our ongoing sponsorship of the team is a real success story, and a partnership that we are very proud of.

“Our close association with Honda and their MotoGP team has helped us maintain and raise the Yuasa brand and build on our status as the world leaders in motorcycle battery design and manufacture.

Delivering quality, reliability and performance

“We deliver products that provide quality, reliability and performance, and the team’s approach and success helps us to reinforce this.

“Marc’s and the team’s phenomenal success has far exceeded our expectations, and we are delighted that he will be joined by team mate Jorge Lorenzo, who is a three times MotoGP champion himself.

“We can’t wait to see what the pair, and Repsol Honda will achieve.”

The action kicked off in Qatar on 10 March ahead of an 18-round season.

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